Global Mental Health: A Human Rights Movement?
Executive Director of theMental Disability Advocacy Center
Visiting lecturer at the School of Law
In this lecture, Oliver will review the work of the global movement for mental health, lay out some of the recent achievements of the worldwide disability rights community, and analyse ways in which the movement is advancing or hindering a human rights agenda.
The lecture is a joint venture organised by the Centre for Disability Studies (CDS), University of Leeds and the Centre for European Law and Legal Studies (CELLS)
Wednesday 8 May 2013 at 5.30pm
School of Law
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS6 1AN
The Three Rs: Rights, Resistance and Reclamation
17 April 2013, 2.00pm. to 4.00pm.
The Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds in association with the Leeds Disability Action Group invites you to attend an afternoon seminar
This is an afternoon seminar led by Debbie Jolly and Robert Williams-Findlay, Co-founders of Disabled People Against Cuts and will take place in Beech Grove House. The venue is opposite the Student Union building in the centre of campus.
There is an overdue need to evaluate the changing nature of disability politics: its routes, beginnings and diverse directions since the coming to power of the UK Coalition. Questions posed include:
- Were/are disabled people and their organisations ill equipped for this current Coalition onslaught and did we miss vital clues from preceding Labour Governments that might have ‘armed’ us better?
- What directions are necessary and how can we better understand rights versus reformist agendas, activism versus co-option, and materialism versus cuts?
- What is the key role of the new forms of self organisation by disabled people in groups such as Disabled People against Cuts (DPAC), Black Triangle and our allied groups such as Boycott Workfare and UKUncut?
This will be an interactive presentation and debate focusing on the concepts and actions of rights, resistance and reclamation.
2 April 2012, 9.30am. to 4.30pm.
The Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds held a one-day conference to debate the future of Inclusive Education in the UK.
Leeds’ academic leadership of Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED) was extended for a further three years, and expanded to cover 34 countries, following the award of a €1.95m contract from the European Commission’s DG Justice.
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Barnes, C. (2011) Understanding Disability and the Importance of Design for All. Journal of Accessibility and Design for All, 1(1), 54-79.
Shah, S. and Priestley, M. (2011) Disability and Social Change: private lives and public policies, Bristol: Policy Press
Schiek, D. and Lawson, A. (2011) European Union Non-Discrimination Law and Intersectionality: investigating the triangle of racial, gender and disability discrimination, Ashgate
Allsop, M., Gallagher, J., Holt, R., Bhakta, B. and Wilkie R. (2011) Involving children in the development of assistive technology devices, Disability Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology, 6(2): 148-156
Hemingway, L. (2011) Disabled People and Housing: Choices, Opportunities and Barriers, Bristol, Policy Press
Murray, S. (2011) Autism, London, Routledge